Asian American Awareness Month at UIC

“A Celebration of Culture and Consciousness.” The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Asian American Awareness Month with cultural events, performances, lectures and presentations. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For more information, call (312) 413-9569. A complete list of events is online.

April 3
My Sassy Korea. Food, games, karaoke and information booths. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Cardinal Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 4
Asian American Awareness Month Kickoff with John Vietnam, WBBM-FM’s (B-96) Julian on the Radio, and DJ Illusive, along with student performances. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lecture Center Quad (located outside directly west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.)

H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Everyone Realize Our Everyday Struggles). Talent and variety show. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 5
Surprising Revelations About Asian American and Pacific Islander College Students. Panel discussion about the latest national and UIC research on Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 S. Halsted St.

Asian American Safe Zone 101. Training to educate people on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues and concerns. 2 – 5 p.m. Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 365, 1007 W. Harrison St. RSVP at www.gsc.uic.edu by April 3.

April 6
Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Asian Americans Student Social. 1 – 3 p.m. Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan St.

“Mr. & Mrs. Asian Sensation 2011.” Pageant and talent competition. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 9
ASAM Expo. Academic fair celebrating Asian American undergraduate research projects in the arts and sciences. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 11
Danny Pudi — from Chicago to NBC’s Community. Actor to discuss growing up in Chicago and his career. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 13
Sayawan. Annual year-end formal held by Filipinos in Alliance. Doors open 6 p.m.; dinner 7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Dr. $45 singles/$85 couples.

April 18
Bone Marrow Registry Drive. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lecture center quad (directly west of Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.)

April 20
“ImaginAsian.” Fashion and variety show. Performers include Stir Friday Night!, Chicago Asian American comedy troupe. 6 – 10 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 24
Are You Doctor Yet? Asian students showcase their musical and artistic talents in this American Idol-based show. Guest performance by singer/songwriter Andrew Garcia, contestant from season nine of “American Idol.” 6 – 9 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

April 26
Asian American Studies Program Annual Lecture Series. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, professor of women’s and gender studies and dean’s professor of the humanities, Syracuse University. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St.